Go add yourself to the Gravity Lens Frappr Map.

Monday, Augusy 18
My favorite costume at the Worldcon Masquerade was easily Klingon Batman!

Friday, August 14
How To Delay Doomsday In A Dying Solar System.
Meanwhile, Space.com reports that the first solar sail might soon fly.

Tuesday, August 11
Nice piece at Centauri Dreams making the case for going to Titan.
Space.com reminds us that Saturn's ring disappear cpmpletely today. Don't forget we also have the Perseids.
Jeff Foust at The Space Review reminds the argument over where space begins isn't over.

Monday, August 10
Eight days later and I'm back. Attended part of Quebec City's Nouvelle France celebrations as well as Les FrancoFolies de Montreal, saw entries in not one but two fireworks competitions, ate at an amazing noodle place, spent far too much time in Montreal's Chinatown, ate some good meals and did a lot of walking.

Oh, and I did go to Worldcon. Scott Edelman has posted a photo of me on his Flickr page.

Saturday, August 1
It is August.
The God of the Month is Vulcan.
The Molecule of the Month is Geosmin.

This weekend I'm off to stroll through Quebec City, enjoy the International Fireworks Competition, and attend Anticipation. Behave while I'm gone.

Wednesday, July 29
With a week to go before Anticipation in Montreal, my piece on 7 Reasons to Attend Worldcon is up at SF Signal.

Monday, July 27
Cracked gives us 5 Amazing Buildings of the Future (And How They'll Kill You).
Speaking of dead, say goodbye to cursive handwriting.

Sunday, July 19
I was remiss this week in not posting Dark Roasted Blend's Postage Stamps From the Future. The PSAs from the future making the rounds are pretty funny as well.

Thursday, July 16
At Conceptual Fiction Ted Giola asks the question "Did the Apollo Moon Landing Put a
Dagger in the Heart of Science Fiction?"

Tuesday, July 14
Although I wasn't shocked to learn of the death of Locus editor Charles N. Brown, it was saddening. I was at Readercon this weekend, and was thinking to myself how good it was to see Mr. Brown and Samuel Delany and others who were convention regulars even when I was a lot younger.
The fact that this was the twentieth Readercon, and the realization that I've attended them since the second one, was one of those "oh shit" moments that have become decidedly more frequent as of late.
I am ramping up for Anticipation in Montreal in a few weeks, so posting may be a bit thin.

Speaking of looking backward, a good chunk of the next two weeks will be spent with We Choose the The Moon running in the background. It's a realtime interactive recreation of the Apollo 11 mission. And it comes with a desktop widget.
New Scientist has an excellent feature on the 40th anniversary of the mission, including a great interactive map of all moon landings.

Monday, July 6
Here's a pic of your humble blogger sitting in Providence enjoying an iced tea.
Meanwhile, behind me...

Thursday, July 2
I seem to have won the weekly Comics Cover Challenge at Steven Grant's Permanent Damage column (scroll to the bottom) at Comic Book Resources. Granted it was pretty easy...
So, welcome to any new readers who've dropped by. I added a few fun bits to the home page you might enjoy.

Wednesday, July 1
It is July.
The Goddess of the Month is Lady Liberty, who still stands tall despite all the punishment apocalyptic fiction has dished out.
The Molecule of the Month is the adhesive Cyanoacrylate.

Tuesday, June 30
Not certain how old this is but Tales of Future Past has a great future-sexy gallery of the film Moon Zero Two.
Paleo Future shows us the suit that the first man on the moon will wear.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that Penthouse did a story about "sci-fi conventions."

Thursday, June 25
io9 lists the 20 best (and 20 worst) pets in science fiction. However the author seems to think Astro from the Jetsons was a rip-off of Scooby Doo.

Monday, June 22
Cracked gives us 7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics.
Space.com gives us the Weirdest Object in the Solar System.

Sunday, June 14
Dark Roasted Blend gives us more future-sexy pics of the Ekranoplan. Part 1 here.

Speaking of retro, Things Magazine had a recent post linking to assorted aspects of the internet's physical infrastructure. It got me remembering all the ways and forms we once thought supercomputers would look like.

Sunday, June 7
Warren Ellis informs us that Earth now has a flag. Sounds like a good reason to visit my favorite index of fictional flags.

Also, the Walking with Dinosaurs live show is currently on tour for the summer. I saw this last year and cannot recommend it enough.

Wednesday, June 3
Three words: zero gravity wedding. No word on zero gravity consumation yet.

Tuesday, June 2
This Saturday, June 6, the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford is holding StarConn, a day-long astronomy convention at Weslyan University. The focus will be on exoplanets.

Meanwhile it may now be easier to detect water on exoplanets.

Monday, June 1
It is June.
The God of the Month is the Green Man.
The Molecule of the Month is Teflon.

Tuesday, May 26
Geekpress links to this news that Sophos Antivirus is now available in a Klingon version.
Dwayne Day at The Space Review tells us why we're not living on space colonies.
The Harlan Ellison documentary Dreams with Sharp Teeth is out today.

Tuesday, May 19
Does anyone remember my rant against cute action figures? Well, DC managed to make it worse.

Sunday, May 17
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century:1910 came out this week, which means it's time to visit Jess Nevins' annotations.
This time around he's not the only one doing them.

Saturday, May 16
Cracked.com gives us Robots: Man's Most Disappointing Invention.
io9 presents it's list of the 10 Greatest Libertarian Science Fiction Stories.
Dark Roasted Blend gives us Real Life Spy Gadgets.

And I personally love the idea that, to twart lawsuits, the new album by Danger Mouse will consist of a blank CD-R.

Wednesday, May 13
I've got a post at SF Signal about the passing of the last Munchkin.

Monday, May 11
Technovelgy tells us about a creepy humanoid robot teacher (in Japan, of course), an Islamic robot in search of Facebook friends, and the fact that school children want robotic lunch ladies.
In the meantime Engadget gives us neat videos of fighting robots.

Sunday, May 10
It's Mother's Day. BBC America is having an Absolutely Fabulous marathon.
Newsarama has their list of the best and worst mothers in comics.

io9 gives us the dumbest space operas of all time.

Thursday, May 7
It's the National Day of Reason!

Friday, May 1
It is May.
The God of the Month is Mati-Syra-Zemlya.
The Molecule of the Month is Bombykol.

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. Newsarama has a primer.

Space.com tells us there may be a lot more black holes than we thought.
Dark Roasted Blend has an excellent gallery of extraordinary clocks and watches.
Scientific American answers the question we've all had...

Tuesday, April 28
I'm on vacation this week.

io9 has a great quiz: Classic Rock Album Cover or Pulp Science Fiction Book Cover.

Monday, April 20
Dark Roasted Blend gives us a glorious gallery of monorails.

Gotta plug the new retro-sexy Warren Ellis/Gianluca Pagliarani comic Ignition City, where old space heroes go to die. Someone has built the guns from it.

Monday, April 13
Geoffrey K. Pullum of The Chronicle Review will not be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Strunk & White's Elements of Style.
I, however, may listen to the audiobook...

Jupiter's red spot is shrinking. Some suspect vehicle emissions.

And this is what all car center consoles will look like soon.

Tuesday, April 7
Hollywood remakes 2001: A Space Odyssey.

io9 gives us Science Fiction's Presidents of the 21st Century.
Gizmodo shows us how to geek up your room with a Star Trek mural.
If that turns you on, Coudal Partners points us to these cheery Star Trek caskets and urns.
Christopher Stone at Space Review explains how should we secure our space-based assets as a nation?
And if you need to feel small, New Scientist has a map of the 110,000 closest galaxies.

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